PAULDING -- Robert E. Gorman, 94, died Monday, October 21, 2013, at his residence
He was born in Jackson Township, White County, Indiana, the son of Thomas E. and Wanda (Caughell) Gorman. On April 22, 1939, he married Marjorie Ann Albery, who survives. He was a World War II, U.S. Army veteran earning two Bronze Stars. He was owner/operator of R.E. Gorman Insurance Agency, retiring in 1987; a member of the Buckeye Union Insurance Company for 67 years; a life member and former chaplain of VFW Post 587, conducting over 1,000 funerals; former member of Payne American Legion; and a former Mason. He was a member of the Ohio Independent Insurance Agents Association; Paulding County Independent Insurance Agents; RNC precinct committeeman; and the original builder and organizer for the Auglaize Country Club. He was a former member of the Lions Club; and Paulding Chamber of Commerce. He was very active in the Paulding United Methodist Church, where he held many offices. Robert and his wife, Marjorie were the 2008 Grand Marshals of the John Paulding Days Parade.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Gorman, Paulding; a daughter, Lou Ann (Joe) Martin, Eugene, Oregon; two sons, Greg R. Gorman and Jeff Gorman, both of Paulding; two grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Charles and Fred Gorman; and two sisters, Doris Gorman and Thelma Keller.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 25, at Paulding United Methodist Church, with Rev. Ben Lowell officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Creek Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 587. Visitation will be noon until time of services on Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Paulding United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com. Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, is handling arrangements.